Humus was first documented for use in the 18th century. Today, humus is still used widely for the healthy growth of plants. Here in this article, we examine humus, its composition, and its uses for gardening.
Soil & Fertilizers
Coffee grounds are often used to remove odors, prevent insects & pests, and scrub the body. But did you know that gardeners also use the waste of the coffee to fertilize the garden, improve the soil quality, and so on? So keep reading to learn into details about the coffee grounds and how to use them properly in the garden.
The name ‘mushroom compost’ implies that this type of compost is made with mushrooms, but actually, it does not contain mushrooms and instead is developed specifically for growing mushrooms. However, mushroom compost can be beneficial to a whole host of plants and vegetables, not just mushrooms. To find out all about mushroom compost, what it is, how to make it, and what to use it for, read on.
Making your own compost is a great way to save money, improve the quality of your soil, help the environment and make use of things that would otherwise have gone to waste and ended up in a landfill. But what exactly can you add to your compost, and what should you avoid? Materials that can be composted are those that are organic, though not all organic materials are suitable. Things you can add to your compost pile include the following.
One of the best and cost-effective methods to improve the soil quality for plant growth is using mulch. Seasoned gardeners used it for decades while beginners want to learn more about it. In this article, let's learn in-depth about different types of mulch for gardening. We'll category by organic & inorganic varieties with facts and uses.
Organic lawn fertilizers are gaining in popularity as they are becoming more mainstream, with increasing numbers of homeowners seeing the benefits associated with feeding their lawn with natural products
If you grow roses or tomatoes, it’s likely that you’ve heard of people treating their plants with Epsom salts. This is hailed as ‘the best-kept gardening secret’ by some, though Epsom salts have been used in gardening for hundreds of years.
Calcium nitrate fertilizer is one source of plant food you may have heard of that is especially beneficial for crops such as pepper and tomato plants and apple trees. But what actually is calcium nitrate fertilizer? How can it benefit your plants, do you need it, and how can it be used?
There are so many choices of fertilizer available today that it can be overwhelming to decide which one to go with. Fish emulsion fertilizer is one option, but what actually is fish fertilizer, what are its benefits, and how do you use it? Read on to discover everything the home gardener needs to know about this organic fertilizer.
The most commonly used mulch is mulch made from chipped or shredded wood, with cedar wood being among the most popular types of wood to use for keeping the soil moist for longer
If you’ve ever noticed chelated iron being sold at your local plant nursery or hardware store, you may have wondered what it is for, or how it differs from regular iron supplements
Soil moisture meters are simple tools that you can probe into your soil and find out the moisture content around your plants' roots. If this is what you've been searching for, read on for all the buying advice you’ll need to select your perfect soil moisture meter.